On The Basis Of Sex 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

On the basis of direction, we paraphrase RBG — the subject of this no BFD biographical distraction — and shout, “Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker, Pay It Forward), take your foot off the necks of American filmgoers!” This Little Golden Book of a show, expressively indistinguishable from any number of recent celebrity biopics, abandons all but the feeblest of throughlines on 2018’s road to Ruth-dundancy. Didn’t we just have this dance? With the CNN documentary still glistening in the minds of moviegoers, apart from granting Oscar-underdog Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything ) and Golden Globes also-ran Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name) another shot at decorating their mantles, was there really an the urgent need for a fictional account of life with the Ginsburgs? As significant a figure of the 20th Century as Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, that’s how inconsequential this essentially made-for-cable biopic is. Skip it.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

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Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado. 619-437-6161

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